The 2013 Buick Verano Turbo luxury sedan is priced from $29,990, including a destination charge of $885.

The turbocharged Verano has an Ecotec 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine with direct injection and CVVT. It produces 250HP (187 kW) at 5300 rpm and 353 Nm (260 lb-ft.) of torque at 2000 rpm.

0-100 km/h in 6.2 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or 6-speed automatic transmission available as an option.

The fuel economy is good – 31 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in city.

In addition to its 2.0L engine, dual exhaust, sport pedals and rear spoiler, standard equipment for the Verano Turbo includes IntelliLink connectivity, a Bose 9-speaker audio system, leather-appointed upholstery, push-button start, rear park assist and rearview camera, radar-based side blind zone alert and rear cross-traffic alert, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. A power sunroof and navigation are optional.

"Buick Verano continues to build momentum in the marketplace with eight straight months of sales increases since launch," commented Tony DiSalle, vice president of Buick marketing.

"The new Verano Turbo increases the performance of an already capable luxury sedan while continuing to offer customers the smart, purposeful technology they expect.", he added.

With the arrival of this new model, Buick will offer three different models with turbocharged engines and optional six-speed manual transmissions, including the Regal Turbo and Regal GS luxury sport sedans. The 2013 Buick Encore luxury crossover, on sale early next year, will feature a standard turbocharged engine.

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Source: Buick